Traditional Gaelic Names

Here are some traditional Gaelic names. All of them have Gaelic or ancient Celtic roots. Most of them have a long history and many of them are from myth and legend. The approximate pronunciations are included, but remember that Gaelic pronunciations are very different from English pronunciations. The phonetic spellings listed are rough approximations; if you really want to know how to speak Gaelic, there are a number of sites for this listed on our links page.

Through the course of time, Gaelic names have become associated with English names. These are names that usually have no etymological connection with the Gaelic name, they just have a similar sound. These names are italicized.

We have lists of Women's names and Men's names